Critical Mass is a podcast about science, religion, and the way they affect one another and the world around us. The show is the brainchild of two writers and former reporters, one who covered and wrote about science, the other who covered and wrote about religion.
Each week, the hosts look at issues from the week’s news in which science and/or religion played a major role, discuss an important moment in history that affected science or religion (or both), and look at one work of art that reflects either a scientific or a religious interpretation of the world.
If the show has a central thesis (which we are not yet certain it does), it likely goes something like this:
Science and religion are not opposing forces, nor are they mutually exclusive realms. They are complementary, interconnected, and at times overlapping systems of thought, both of which hold tremendous power to affect the world in good ways and bad ways.